European Ancestors – Understanding France (20) Territories outside of France

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This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.

France, like many nations in Europe controlled lands outside of the country, such as:

  • Martinique
  • Reunion Island
  • Wallis & Fortuna
  • Guadeloupe – located in the archipelago in the Caribbean and consists of six inhabited islands
    • Basse-Terre
    • Grande-Terre
    • Marie-Galante
    • La Desirade
    • Iles des Saintes
    • other inhabited islands
  • French Guiana – bordering Brazil and the Republic of Suriname
  • New Caledonia
  • French Polynesia
    • Society Islands
    • Marquesas Islands
    • Austral Islands (scattered)
    • Tuamotu Islands (scattered)
  • Mayotte – Located in the Indian Ocean and became a departmental region of France in 2011 following a referendum in 2009
  • Crozet Islands
  • Kerguelen
  • Amsterdam and St Paul
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Martin & St Barth – Saint Martin is an island shared with the Netherlands – More information found HERE

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Some of these locations have records included at FamilySearch.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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1 Response to European Ancestors – Understanding France (20) Territories outside of France

  1. stevemorton says:

    Our weather forecast on French TV includes the forecast for the overseas dependencies! It’s nearly always sunny!


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